Review Category : Technology

The Secret Your Cell Phone Carrier Does Not Want You To Know

These days we look to save on our bills where ever we can.  One area to look at is our Cell Phones.  What if I told you that you could save 50%-75% off your bill?  Three of the big carriers, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all have invested in secret sub-brands to try and attract the consumers who are more price sensitive.  What they do not tell you is they use the same network as their parent company. Sprint has Boost Mobile.  T-Mobile has GoSmartMobile and AT&T has Cricket Wireless.  You use the same towers, get the same service and generally only pay $25-35 per month. So what about those of you on Verizon?  Well they will not tell you outright, but they have a deal with Tracfone.  Verizon does not want anyone knowing they have this sub-brand as they feel it will diminish the Verizon brand.  Tracfone has a service called Total Wireless, which runs on the Verizon 4G network ...

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10 Reasons Why You Can Cut the Cable Cord Now

Did you know that the average cable bundle has 189 channels but the average subscriber only watches 17 of them  (or less than 10%) according to a Nielson study in 2014?  Consumers would like to pay for only the channels they watch and free themselves from the shackles of the cable bundle by cutting the cable cord.  Let’s look at the top 10 reasons why consumers can cut the cable cord now! 70+ Channels of Free Over the Air Channels For those here in Atlanta there are over 70+ free channels available via an HD antenna including all of the major networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CW and PBS.   These are delivered in High Definition (HD) quality which is better than cable/satellite. 100+ Cable channels available through streaming apps Most people don’t want to give up some of their cable channels such as ESPN, CNN, Fox News, etc. Services such as Sling TV and Sony Playstation Vue with ...

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VIDEO: 5 Apps To Impress Your Friends

With the thousands of apps you can download from your Apple or Android phones, every year you will learn of an app or two that you never knew of before. You may wonder why in the world you really need to know about new apps when you don’t even use the ones you have on your phone now. Not only are these apps super cool and have real pragmatic uses, but this is a way for you to impress friends or business acquaintances with something they had no idea existed. Read Full Article at: https://shar.es/1xF04o ...

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How To Use Periscope In Your Business

If you have not been paying attention over the last year, a new app call Periscope (bought by Twitter in 2015) is gaining a lot of popularity.  This is a live streaming application.  Users can broadcast a live feed from their mobile device.  The company has not released its current number of users, but they have access to parent company Twitter’s 310 million users.  Their blog site states that over 200 million broadcasts have been streamed and over 110 years of live video are watched every day. So what can you do to integrate this technology into your business. Start by taking viewers behind the scenes of your business. People like to connect on a personal level.  Interacting with your customers and prospects to show them how your business works gives them a glimpse of who you are. Invite customers to have a live conversation. One of the features of Periscope is that viewers can leave real-time comments.  Hold a ...

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Five Apps You Need To Know To Impress Your Friends

With the thousands of apps you can download from your Apple or Android phones, every year you will learn of an app or two that you never knew of before.  You may wonder why in the world you really need to know about new apps when you don’t even use the ones you have on your phone now.  Not only are these apps super cool and have real pragmatic uses, but this is a way for you to impress friends or business acquaintances with something they had no idea existed. Best App To Share In A Sports Bar Or An Airline Club Lounge This app you need to know about in these scenarios is called Tunity.   Have you ever been watching five different TV’s in a sports bar and even though people are drinking and talking, you really want to hear what’s going on with your favorite game?   Or, have you been sitting in a club airline lounge and see ...

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Did Starbucks Charge You 28 Times?

For some of you, grabbing your daily Starbucks order is akin to brushing your teeth every day.   In my your smart money moves column, I will continue to profess that the next twenty years the cash flow management aspect of financial planning will become more important than asset management planning.   Ask soon about my revolutionary cash flow transformation system coming live by the beginning of 2017.  Since technology has taken over for the large part the way we pay bills, transfer money, and manage cash, you’ll see more and more companies asking you to store cash on loyalty cards. In a review recently performed by the Wall Street Journal a study revealed that more than 1.2 billion were loaded onto Starbucks cards and the mobile app in the first quarter of 2016.   The scary part is that this dollar figure amounts to more than some financial institution have in their possession.  For example, Discover Financial Services had $680million in deposits ...

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VIDEO: What Apps Will Make You Money?

Shopping is usually an activity that makes you spend money. In fact, with the ease of debit cards and credit cards today you can rack up big bills by simply turning your computer on to one of the major shopping websites. So, I thought going into the summer it might be interesting to see what apps you could download that might actually pay YOU money to shop. Read Full Article: http://www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com/five-apps-that-will-pay-you-to-shop/ ...

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Six Ways We Live Like The Jetson’s Did

Who could ever get this famous theme song to cartoon show The Jetson’s out of their head? http://bit.ly/1IBR6fN  Meet George Jetson . . . His boy Elroy . . . daughter Judy . . . . Jane his wife.   Do you remember watching this funny cartoon show as a kid and wondering in the year 2062 if any of this would actually become a reality?  We are only in the year 2015, and many of those childhood fantasies are now a reality of our day to day lives.   Here are six ways we are starting to live like the Jetson’s. Face Time- Remember when Jane Jetson would have those calls with her friends so they could see each other before they went out to the shopping mall?   Well, in today’s world we have Apple’s Face Time, Skype, Go to Meeting, and now Periscope.  You can pretty much see anybody, anywhere, anytime through the click of a button. Flying Saucers- Most ...

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Three Great Pieces Of Software For Divorced Couples

As more couples get divorced, the challenge of managing the aftermath become more and more difficult for families.   Who gets the kids on which holiday?  Is it your week or is it my week?   Calendar management is challenging as it is for families today, but the world of electronics may be making it easier for divorced couples who are managing children and their schedules.  Here are three pieces of software you may want to consider using after a divorce. Our Family Wizard– This piece of software is one of the most advanced child custody management tools for your family.   The joint custody calendar or divorce calendar can help to remove any confusion over parenting time responsibilities.  Having clear records and accurate documentation can help you to avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications that could otherwise lead to you back to court.  The OFW Calendar is also compatable with long-distance parenting, blended families, foster care families, and more. (source: our family wizard).  There is ...

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Use Social Media To Crack The Hidden Job Market

In just a few months, another year of college will come to a close and thousands of students are beginning to ponder about what kind of work they want to do for a summer job.   Just ‘googling’ the words “available internships” isn’t likely going to be enough in today’s competitive job market.  If you really want to get a jump on your competition, the social media you utilize every single day could be the key to cracking the hidden job market to secure yourself the summer job that you want both financially and professionally.  Here are three tips to get you moving in the right direction. Use The “Get Introduced” Tab Within Linked In–  I wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal that the best financial move you could make during college is to get to 1,000 LinkedIn connections. Since LinkedIn is more of a two degrees of separation application than a six degrees of separation application, simply asking ...

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